So what did we learn from Week 1 of this NFL season?
For starters, it remains difficult for the QB to complete a downfield pass throwing his back legs as the unobstructed defender strikes inches from his rib cage. No matter if you’re Joe Flaco, Joe Namath or Mighty Joe Young, it doesn’t happen easily.
And it is not easily practiced. After all, it would be both inhumane and counterproductive to crush your QB rehearsal.
Next, there is Robert Saleh. The second-season Jets coach spoke out this week under the misconception that Jets fans booed his team at PSL Stadium, Sunday, after they’d booed their unassuming team for most of the last, oh, 50 season. Were were
Furthermore, he gave notice to the media, which so far has been gentle and even sympathetic to him, that he would take a terrible vengeance. But what would Saleh have to say about the Jets’ Week 1 home opener?
Going forward, TV’s NFL pregame shows continue to be a waste of pro-forma time, unless one enjoys excessive panel discussions of matters that probably don’t matter and forces stomach laughs. who are not worthy of a smile.
This year’s NFL season ignored the pregame show: The preseason caused more injuries than rookie revelations. Teams started out extra thin, with proven players, replaced by spare parts that didn’t necessarily fit.
During the Ravens-Jets, CBS continued — as in 12 years — to provide its ritualistic goofy shots of goofy fans at Jets and Giants home games: beer in one hand, pounding field-side padding with the other. .
This stupid-magnet shot only happens before big plays – third and goal, fourth and shorts – thus when it makes the most sense to stay on the field, the TV bolts. It’s a thoughtless habit, like littering or inviting your sister-in-law for Thanksgiving.
For ESPN’s Broncos-Raiders on Monday night, lifelong friend Lloyd Stone asked, “Is there a way to see it in black and white? Seattle’s green uniforms should be limited to inmates on the garbage patrol along the Jersey Turnpike.” needed.
ESPN affected the broadcast due to its habit of retardation. Obviously, its first priority was clearly to show Seattle coach Pete Carroll as often as possible. At one point in the first half he appeared four times in four consecutive plays.
Didn’t expect ESPN to shed light on show-and-speak shots of the “new,” 20-year-old-on-Fox duo of Joe Buck and Troy Ekman, perhaps feeling that we were both familiar. And both were downright delicious.
But when it mattered the most — the game was about to be decided, with 20 seconds remaining and Denver fourth and -5 from midfield — ESPN simply couldn’t allow Buck and Ackman to hear them discuss it; ESPN had to cut into the booth so we could see them discussing it.
And as we watched and heard that rookie coach Nathaniel Hackett would go first behind “Last Minute” Russell Wilson, we both missed the sideline discussion—if anyone was there to watch—the astonishing sight of a Denver field goal on the team field. Descends in, a missed, game-ending 64-yarder prologue.
Just before that Buck candidly admitted, “So we were on camera and they turned to Huddle when they brought it up”. [kicker Brandon] McManus out.” But he and we couldn’t see what ESPN inexplicably chose to hide.
So, Mr. Big Shot Lounge Chair TV critic, you think you can do better? Yes yes I do. Most everyone could!
Rutgers-Wagner mismatch an embarrassment for both schools
Rutgers, Saturday, may have set a new standard for winning the ugly, stomping NCAA second-division Wagner’s 66-7, a pay-to-slay number.
For the openers, Chris Carlin, RU football’s victim-by-hysterics radio voice, screamed inconsolably after each RU score during the planned mismatch. He made it look as if Ru was winning the national championship, an insult to the audience who knew very well that he had a bogus treatment of a premeditated massacre.
Next, DoorDash Scarlett Inc. Knights, after running a $73 million athletic department deficit shared by taxpayers and non-athlete students last year, paid Wagner $500,000 to make the short trip to Staten Island so that it ” game” can be.
Ru, recently revealed to have spent $450,000 on DoorDash deliveries to football players during the pandemic, agreed to pay for transportation, meals and 50 overnight hotel rooms for Wagner.
This “game” forced RU Seasons customers to pay for tickets and parking, even if they chose to pass such a “contest”. For Wagner, it took flour to stomach his student-athletes. The game was a two-college disgrace that both the NCAA and the compliant media both allow and ignore.
But the humiliation served a purpose. This artificially allowed Ru to crawl closer to six-win bowl eligibility.
Ru last season became “bowl-worthy” despite a 5-7 season after Texas A&M pulled out of TaxSlayer—satire-proof! — Gator Bowl against Wake Forest due to COVID. Eager to substitute, RU lost 38-10, but coach Greg Schiano, already with an annual salary of $4 million plus tens of thousands, earned a $75,000 bonus from RU for a bowl game invitation.
LeBron’s Sun Double-Standard
Those who grab large sums of money to join a Saudi government-funded golf tour must join a Saudi government to behead an accused political dissident or religious infidel.
People who eagerly grab Nike flour, especially college coaches, should be asked to work a full week at the Third World Nike factory.
It’s called, “Keep it real.”
And it’s not like there’s anyone in LeBron James’ retinue to talk him out of his self-assigned throne and Nike hypocrisy, but someone should at least try to tell him this: The fair-minded now takes him seriously. does not take from
James’ latest selectively blind, race-based message, a one-year suspension (and a $10 million fine!) on the NBA-only female-abusing rapper friends has turned him into a rave Al Sharpton.
James’s one-sided vision and losing allegiance to double standards—his silent indulgence of the relentless epidemic of dead-on-arrival black-on-black murder in our cities—have eroded his credibility among the logical.
Despite its outlandish set weekly, by essentially inviting, essentially rowdy and often crude sign-branding, by beer-for-breakfast students – after security was heightened after a full can was thrown at the panelists – ESPN reported the former. -NFL saw fit to hire punter Pat McAfee full-time for his “College Gameday” show.
McAfee’s recently concluded SiriusXM gig emphasized three of his strengths: his access to Aaron Rodgers, his work in regular employment on Vince McMahon’s sleazy Pro Wrestling show, and his eagerness to spread obscenity into his satellite radio microphone.
Yes, he meets all ESPN requirements!
Reader Len Geller on the full frontal stats strikes good senses during the Yanks and Mets telecast: “In my last email I used 34.7% of vocals. That’s up from 31.4% in my last email. In August I was 29.8% Tone was down for usage. In July I was at 32.2%.
“Please – please – stop them!”